Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader Alfred Mutua has reaffirmed that he has what it takes to ascend to power after President Uhuru Kenyatta leaves office in 2022.
Speaking at the launch of the model community health program in Isiolo on Thursday, Mutua said he is ready to give other candidates a run for their money, when that time comes.
Governor Mutua, who has been rooting for a lifestyle audit of all leaders, challenged presidential candidates to concentrate on service delivery before they talk about President Kenyatta’s succession.
“In 2022 I will vie to become the 5th President of Kenya. There is nothing wrong with that. But I am not consumed by a desperate campaign and politicisation that is slowing down our economic growth,” said Mutua as quoted by Standard.
He opined that Kenya needs a leader who is committed to ensuring that taxpayers benefit from the fruits of devolution.
During the event, he divulged that he is in talks with other leaders in a bid to form a partnership ahead of 2022.
"I am personally in serious discussions with critical leaders for a strong partnership come 2022 elections. Our coalition of like-minded and motivated leaders will be one whose interest is Kenyans first," he said.